(Peter Morici- Newsmax )
To listen to President Barack Obama, Americans live in a liberal paradise: a robust economy, 75 consecutive months of jobs growth and a government aggressively promoting social justice.
For those employed in the liberal industrial complex — media, universities and political consultants advising Democratic candidates — it’s all true.
It’s time for Hillary. How could Americans not enjoy a historic march from the worst excesses of capitalism!
Sadly, it’s not so. Family incomes are down about $1,600 on Obama’s watch, whereas they rose by $4,800 during the Reagan years. For African-American families, income losses are greater, their children trail further in school achievement, poverty is tougher to escape, and the wealth gap with whites has widened
The recent Labor Department jobs report tells the sad story why.
The economy added a paltry 38,000 new positions in May. The liberal media will apologize that the Verizon strike cut about 35,000 but monthly job gains have been trending down since 2014 and 2015. That’s frustrating a stronger recovery in wages, especially for minorities.
Ronald Reagan accomplished about twice the jobs and GDP growth during his recovery by cutting taxes, tearing down regulations and negotiating a deal with Asia exporters to stop pushing down values of their currencies.
Consumers are spending and second quarter GDP growth appears to be strong, but businesses have good reason to make do with the workers they have. Liberal meddling makes hiring and investing in America too tough.
During the Obama years, laxer eligibility requirements for Medicaid and food stamps, fraudulent Social Security pensions, Obamacare subsidies and the like have boosted transfer payments $560 billion. For low income families, sending a second adult to work or training for a higher paying position imposes a 50 to 80 percent penalty from additional taxes and lost benefits.
For those folks the most reasonable self-improvement strategy is to stuff envelopes for Hillary.
Businesses are burdened with an avalanche of new regulations and the highest taxes on profits in the industrialized world. In other countries, governments pay for health care, whereas tough Obamacare mandates for business are not counted in tax comparisons.
Remember, beating down business is just the flip side of social justice.
Clinton promises an even tougher tax regime—penalties on businesses that don’t make what the government deems to be “smart” investments and exit taxes for companies that move operations abroad—and to further build-out Obamacare.
“Human sexuality is an objective biological binary trait,” explains the American College of Pediatricians. “The American College of Pediatricians urges educators and legislators to reject all policies that condition children to accept as normal a life of chemical and surgical impersonation of the opposite sex. Facts – not ideology – determine reality.” (Read more from “The Transgender Programming of Children Is Child Abuse, Warns the American College of Pediatricians” HERE)…
“That agenda now demands that public schools be turned into transgender child factories, churning out confused, suicidal children who are physically and chemically mutilated by a society that applauds them for denying their biological reality. This entire agenda, now being waged against the children of America by politically motivated cultural arsonists, is nothing less than a crime against children . . .”
“The Obama administration has sent a letter to every public school district in the country telling them to allow transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms that match their chosen gender identity, as opposed to their birth certificate.
The letter, which is signed by officials at the Justice Department and the Department of Education, was sent out Friday.”
Obama strikes another blow against any kind of order or decency. Is this “Tempest in a peepot” Really necessary? What is all this costing? Do these people brainstorm about “What can we do today to impose more idiocracy and chaos?”
Obama administration tells public schools to let transgender students use bathrooms of their choice
In the latest report to undercut President Obama’s “If you like your health care plan, you can keep it” promise, the Congressional Budget Office projects millions of workers will leave employer-sponsored health plans over the next decade because of ObamaCare.
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Former President Bill Clinton slammed what he called the “awful legacy of the last eight years” during a campaign appearance for his wife, Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton, in Washington state Monday.
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Baltimore records 300th homicide of the year
Published November 14, 2015
Baltimore has recorded its 300th homicide of the year.
In 2014, the city saw 211 killings for the year. Baltimore crossed the 200 death mark in August.
The homicide rate in Baltimore began to skyrocket in May following a period of civil unrest after the death of Freddie Gray, a black man who died from injuries suffered in police custody.”
Despite evidence that the drug dealer died of self-inflicted injuries, Obama’s cohorts blamed it on the police, implying the mixed “race” group of officers involved were “racist” in their handling of drug dealers. A large group of agitators subsequently arrived on the scene, looting pharmacies and liquor stores while the authorities were commanded to stand down and “allow them to express their grief.”
Obama golfed as Baltimore burned.
Does any of this sound familiar?
Before Obama, and his culture of permissiveness and “leading from his behind”
Bill Clinton made the epic error of trusting the North Korean maniacs to adhere to a nuclear treaty designed to reduce proliferation of nuclear weapons.
While Obama presides over the decay of the US nuclear capability, North Korea brags that they snookered Clinton.